Courses

Cytech is the bicycle industry's recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle mechanics.

Cytech technical are a set of courses which encompass the basics of cycle mechanics right through to dealing with the most advanced and high-tech components and parts.

Cytech delivers training and promotion of technical skills to the bicycle trade and cyclists worldwide. From the basics of bicycle maintenance to complex bike builds and servicing of the newest and most technical products.

Theory one

  • Workshop practices
  • Torque
  • Lubrication
  • Tyres and tubes
  • Manufacturing standards
  • Pre-delivery inspection
  • Health and safety
  • Consumer legislation

Technical one

  • Workshop practices
  • Torque
  • Lubrication
  • Tyres and tubes
  • Manufacturing standards
  • Pre-delivery inspection
  • Health and safety
  • Consumer legislation
  • Frame preparation and alignment

Technical two

  • Headsets
  • Derailleur Gear Systems
  • Hubs
  • Brake systems (cable operated)
  • Internal hub gears
  • Wheel truing and spoke replacement
  • Wheel building

Technical three

  • Hydraulics (brakes)
  • Suspension
  • Advanced wheel building
  • Electronic gear systems
  • Tubular and tubeless tyre installation 

Technical e-bike

  • Electrical theory and components
  • E-bike batteries, motors and sensors
  • E-bike systems and diagnosis
  • E-bike standards and legislation 

Courses for the public

Cytech is not just for people already working in the cycle trade. If you enjoy bike maintenance why not put your skills to the test and get qualified, helping to turn your passion for cycling into a career?

See Theory one above and the Home mechanic course below. 

Home mechanic

  • Glossary
  • How your bike works
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Brake adjustment
  • Gear adjustment
  • Component safety
  • Fixing a flat
  • Truing a wheel
  • Tools and equipment
  • Pre-ride checks